IAB Retrospect – DC Avanti, Maruti Swift facelift, Hyundai Elite i20 Cross, Yamaha SZ-RR, Fiat Avventura


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The week of festivals was packed with important automotive developments and here is part one of the highlights. Click on the images to read the respective articles.

1. DC Avanti

DC Avanti front three quarter right live

DC Avanti, dubbed India’s first supercar, will be delivered to customers starting from January next year, Indian Autos Blog learns. The Pune-based automaker has commenced fresh bookings for the car, which has been spied testing extensively.

2. Maruti Swift Facelift

Suzuki Swift Facelift three-door at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The updated hatchback with added features and subtle design tweaks will be launched shortly and Maruti dealers have started taking orders. Deliveries are likely to start early next month.

3. Hyundai Elite i20 Cross

Hyundai Elite i20 Cross spied

The Hyundai Elite i20 with a rough road package has been spotted testing by IAB reader Mr. Mohamed Shahid Hussain. The surprise variant is aimed at other soft crossovers like the VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and Fiat Avventura.

4. Yamaha SZ-RR

Yamaha SZ-RR V2.0 BlueCore

The Yamaha SZ-RR premium commuter has been updated with the new 149 cc BlueCore engine which debuted in the FZ FI V2.0 series. The carbureted engine is claimed to improve fuel efficiency by 11%.

5. Fiat Avventura

Fiat Avventura side launch

The Fiat Avventura soft crossover based on the Punto has been launched in India at INR 5.99 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). The car borrows its 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines from the Punto.

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